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Showing posts from March 28, 2007

Comment is free: Counting the cost

Comment is free: Counting the cost: "Our collective failure has been to take our political leaders at their word. This week, the BBC reported that the government's own scientists advised ministers that the Johns Hopkins study on Iraq civilian mortality was accurate and reliable. This paper was published in the Lancet last October. It estimated that 650,000 Iraqi civilians had died since the American- and British-led invasion in March 2003."

The Missing WMD – in Trucks in Iraq - by Mike Davis and Tom Engelhardt

The Missing WMD – in Trucks in Iraq - by Mike Davis and Tom Engelhardt: "Despite heroic reassurances from both the White House and the Pentagon that the six-week-old U.S. escalation in Baghdad and al-Anbar province is proceeding on course, suicide car-bombers continue to devastate Shi'ite and Sunni neighborhoods, often under the noses of reinforced American patrols and checkpoints. Indeed, February was a record month for car bombings, with at least 44 deadly explosions in Baghdad alone, and March promises to duplicate the carnage. "

Al Jazeera English - News

Al Jazeera English - News
The policemen roamed the town's Sunni neighbourhoods for two hours shooting at Sunni residents and homes early on Wednesday, security officials said.

"I wish you can come and see all the bodies. They are lying in the grounds. We don't have enough space in the hospital. All of the victims were shot in the head," a doctor at the town's main hospital said.

"No less than 45 people were killed. I've never seen such a thing in my life."